Sharks gathering momentum ahead of Play-Offs
Plymouth Raiders 82-98 DBL Sharks Sheffield (19-24, 45-47, 69-67)
DBL Sharks Sheffield made it a double-winning final round as they finished strong to beat Plymouth Raiders on the road.
The Sharks confirmed their place in the Play-Offs with a home win on Thursday and they rounded out their league campaign to finish 18-15.
Leading scorers – Bowman 31, Jarvelainen 14, Matthew 11 (Raiders) – Williams 21, Gachette/Marsden 18 (Sharks)
Turning point – Plymouth trailed for the majority of the first three quarters, but managed to edge ahead at 69-67. However, a 17-0 start to the fourth proved pivotal as the Sharks took control and completed victory behind 31 points in the final period.
Key stat – Sheffield won the battle on the boards, 44-34, and scored 66 of their points in the paint as they asserted their authority inside.
Game hero(es) – Dirk Williams top scored with 21 points in the win, while Rob Marsden added a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds in a strong display.
Words: BBL Official
Image: Andy Chubb